Growing up, the best part of my childhood was the time that I spent at summer camp. Camp allowed me to be myself. Camp was informal, a refreshing break from the structured learning during the school year. Camp left me with lifelong friends and lessons that I will never forget. From camp fires to swimming lesson to late-night talks after it was “lights out,” camp left me with memories that will stay with me forever. As an adult, I have often longed for that type of camaraderie and environment.
I believe in sending paper holiday cards. Yes, me. I send dozens and dozens of emails everyday. I instant message with my closest of friends. I text business associates. However, when it comes to sending holiday greetings, I send a card.
Mike McCurry posted a ground-breaking blog post this week after collaborating on Google Wave with a number of leaders in the events industry, including myself.
As a marketer and business consultant, it is always easy to tell people what to do. You need to blog. You need to tweet. Did you send follow-up notes to new people that you met? It’s so much easier to do these things for other people as a consultant then it is to do them for yourself.